How to do you provide a safe environment for science and technology students?
How to do you provide a safe environment for science and technology students?

Dominican University Science & Technology Center

This beautiful new science and technology education building is located in Marin County.

Customized Solution
  • Forell/Elsesser provided structural engineering services for this new 35,000 s.f. academic facility to accommodate the growing need for instruction and research.
  • The building houses collaborative faculty and student research areas, faculty offices, conference/seminar rooms, and computer labs for student and faculty use, plus a 150-seat lecture hall.
  • The 2-story steel framed structure, with concrete-filled metal deck floor and roof, is L-shaped and uses special concentric braced frames that provide seismic protection.  Light gage steel was used for the cladding system.
  • The foundation system utilized design-build Rammed Aggregrate Piers, concrete spread footings and grade beams.
CATEGORIES

Academic - University, Science & Technology


HIGHLIGHTS
  • Architect: TWM Architects + Planners
  • Owner: Dominican University
  • Special concentric braced frames

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